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of the political agenda. >> has it been used as a political football in the past? >> the one thing you can say about organizations that produce information is that they cannot make anybody use that information. they can't even make anybody interpret that information accurately. so whoever it is that might be a support your opponent of a particular policy can clearly use a cost estimate for example to say that this is a bad policy or a good policy that happened for example in the clinton health care reform in 1993 and 1994 cbo came up with an estimate that said the clinton health care reform rather than saving money which the clinton administration said would cause money that was only one of aspects that someone could look at to judge what it was a good or bad reform but the people grab on to that particular conclusion. it to their best and to see if they could kill the clinton health care reform. >> this is book tv on c-span2 with professor philip joyce of the university of maryland about his book the congressional budget office. recently with the kennedy house is the cbo used? >> it should ha
was recognizably "let us now praise famous men" it's a different genre, it wasn't a book, it was a magazine. but also the third way impressive recent to do this project it was sort of easy because you know, it wasn't like we do now to go in and try to do a lot of guesswork. there were marks on every page of 92 i think total photocopied pages, is that right? and so there were 90, 150 or so marks but they were all fairly legible. so the editing process was really nothing more than just following agee's instructions. so it was, it was, discover is not quite the right word but it was more a question of the men's could have been around, it was more of a question of what did we forget to ask about? so we remembered. >> so what you have your is the last word from james agee of what he wanted the manuscript to say? >> as a magazine article. >> yes. it's got his own handwriting on there. >> god forbid i should edit james agee. [laughter] >> thank you very much. this has been wonderful. chip simone, i want to thank you so much for this. and hugh davis and john summers. i'm hank klibanoff. it's been o
. those of us convinced that they would do a terrible job need to say so, but candy, she's the one i would have put money on would be the objective journalist as a moderator, and she was the one who saved barack obama. in what would have been a cataclysmic second debate defeat. when barack obama announced, declared that on the night of the benghazi attacks, he denounced the attack as being a terrorist attack. remember the picture from mitt romney looking at him in disbelief as if to say i can't believe you just made me the next president of the united states? in came candy saying, no, no, no, mitt romney, that's not true. the president's right to which barack obama looked at her with the same startled look, and said, say it again. i want everybody to hear that. he couldn't believe the assist he just got from candy. he was wrong. she was wrong. mitt romney lost the golden moment in that debate. now, i'm not suggesting it is the sole reason he lost. he lost for an alphabet soup of reasons. i still keep counting them. yesterday, for mitt romney to come out and say that defunding obamacare is
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